Tetradrachm of Athens with head of Athena, struck under Sokrates, Dionysodo[...], and Artem[...]

Greek
Hellenistic Period
148–147 or 115–114 B.C.


Mint: Attica, Athens

Dimensions

Diameter: 27.5 mm. Weight: 15.87 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

65.78

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Helmeted head of Athena right, ornamented with Pegasus and four horse protomes
Reverse: Within olive wreath, owl stands on amphora facing. In field right, Apollo Delios stands holding strung bow and statuettes of three Charities (?) flanked each side by winged griffin.
Inscriptions in Greek above and in field.

New Style.

Provenance

From a hoard (MFA 65.62-65.99) found in 1960 at Çesme; 1960: purchased from a Greek dealer on behalf of MFA by Cornelius C. Vermeule III; purchased by MFA from Cornelius C. Vermeule III, February 10, 1965

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour